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Monday, August 19, 2013

Reuters: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into a law a measure that prevents therapists from counseling gay and lesbian children to change their sexual orientation.

Citing medical and psychiatric research that sexual orientation is determined at birth, the law bans state-licensed counselors, therapists and social workers from practicing a method of talk therapy that opponents have said is deeply damaging to the self-esteem and identity of gay youths.

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